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Yearsley submits plan to redevelop Nottinghamshire site

Words: Laura Edgar

Yearsley Logistics has submitted plans to Newark and Sherwood District Council for a £15 million redevelopment of its site plus an expansion for a solar park in Bilsthorpe.

The proposals are for a new storage and distribution facility as well as a 5.4-acre solar farm at Belle Eau Park in Bilsthorpe. Yearsley Logistics, the UK’s largest frozen food logistics service provider, says the development and expansion scheme will create more than 200 jobs. The company has been advised by Indigo Planning.

The plans include a replacement cold storage unit covering 58,664 sq ft, the construction of a 206,669 sq ft new ambient storage building and new ancillary office space. The new facilities will increase the company’s storage capacity by 2,000 units and 30,000 pallets and the solar farm will provide a proportion of the energy needed by the site.

Harry Yearsley, group managing director, said: “Whilst our Belle Eau Park site has always been predominantly food service this expansion will provide our first Super Hub dedicated to this sector. The location is ideal for servicing the whole of the UK and we are very keen to invest to improve our facilities, expand our food service offering and increase employment in the area.”

The industrial and renewable energy elements of the scheme need to meet different policy tests. A decision is expected from the district council later this year and if planning permission is granted, construction is expected to start in January.